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Tropical Wetlands to host live music

The Tropical Wetlands Reserve will play host to a culturally themed free live music event on Saturday, May 25.

TABLELANDS residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a night of music surrounded by the unmatched serenity of the Tropical Wetlands Reserve as Forever Wild are hosting a live music event on Saturday, May 25.

The free event will consist of performances from Cairns band The Southside Project and will feature Indigenous actor and didgeridoo player Warren Clements. A Director at Forever Wild Merrilee Frankish said the event is a great opportunity for people to experience and learn more about the Tropical Wetlands Reserve. “This event is a culturally themed event, with the idea being to have some fantastic displays of art and culture on traditional land,” she said. “The event will be made all the more special as attendees will have the chance to witness the picturesque sunset over the Wetlands, something a lot of people attending wouldn’t have had the pleasure of seeing before.”

Given that this event is a cultural one in nature, Ms Frankish said its aim is to be an all-inclusive event that caters to people of all ages and backgrounds. “We want to encourage and involve groups from different backgrounds to come together for a great night of live music and storytelling that is relevant to this region,” she said. “It will also provide an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of Indigenous land use and the role it plays here on the Tablelands.”

Ms Frankish said it’s her passion and a passion of Forever Wild’s to promote local community events all while showing the beauty of the Tropical Wetlands Reserve and what is has to offer
here. “People can come along and have a chat, enjoy the music and find out about the important work being done at Forever Wild,” she said. “In addition, the event is very
family-friendly which is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike.”

There will be food and soft drinks available on the night for purchase – however there will be no alcohol available as it is an alcohol-free event. There will be limited seating so attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. For those who do not have a vehicle, there will be a bus leaving from the Mareeba Community Church at 3pm.

For those interested in attending, the venue for the event is located on Pickford Road and will run from 4pm-8pm.

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